From the looks of it, La Salle is fast shaping up to be the team-to-beat but co-team captain Jeron Teng stressed that they will keep on looking for things to improve before the UAAP kicks off.
Under new head coach Aldin Ayo, the Green Archers keeps their unbeaten record alive after rolling past last year’s Finals tormentor San Beda Red Lions, 94-85, over a sizable crowd in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on Saturday.
With their 4th straight win in Group B, a revitalized La Salle squad remained to be the only squad without a loss midway in the collegiate preseason tourney.
“We wanted to this to be our statement game,” said Teng on their rematch with the defending champion San Beda, who dropped their first
loss after 3-day straight schedule.
The veteran wingman finished with 23 points as he played back-up role to big man Ben Mbala, who posted another double-double outing in 26 markers and 16 boards while also swatting 4 shots.
“Good win for us syempre we’re a rebuilding team and it’s a good win, good stepping stone for us,” added Teng.
But with the UAAP still months away, Teng knows they should not be stop making adjustments under Ayo’s system to bring back the crown to Taft.
“We’re here in FilOil to improve and it’s a good sign but we still have a lots to improve on,” he closed. – By Jason Mercene
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